Meet the Staff

Meet our staff

Ingrid Schorr
Ingrid Schorr
Director
781-736-5008 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 128
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - noon

Ingrid Schorr (she/her) oversees the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts and leads Brandeis' arts communications initiatives including State of the Arts.

Before coming to Brandeis in 2006, Ingrid worked at the Office for the Arts at Harvard. She taught creative writing and drama at the Commonwealth School in Boston, the Putney School and St. Paul's School, and mentored young teachers at Breakthrough Cambridge, which creates paths to college for middle school students with high potential and limited opportunities.

  • Affiliations: Arts Administrators in Higher Education, a nationwide association of college and university professionals whose primary focus is to develop and facilitate opportunities for students to create and engage with the arts.

  • Ed.M: Harvard Graduate School of Education.

  • ABJ: University of Georgia's Henry Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Val in a blue button down shirt and glasses, in front of a painting
Sarah "Val" Valente, PB '19
Community Arts Coordinator

Sarah Valente (she/her), known as Val, brings a cross-disciplinary background and a wide range of education and administrative experience to the Arts Engagement team. She has an undergraduate degree in chemistry with minors in studio art and art history (College of the Holy Cross), an MBA with a focus in nonprofit leadership (Assumption College), and most recently completed the post-baccalaureate program in studio art at Brandeis. Need hands-on support or a friendly person to bounce ideas off? Val is here to help.